Arrived well-packaged. Seems durable. It was a bit of pain to to put together and string by myself but I managed. Use zip ties and a second set off hands if you want the net perfect. It's for my kids so I expect the net will hold up. It's thicker than I imagined so that was a pleasant surprise. One annoyance with the folding aspect is that you need to make sure the string used to attach the net doesn't get caught on the hinge when opening or closing. That might be because of my amateurish stringing job though. The pins can also be a pain to get in; I keep a mallet in the shed and usually have the wife apply enough pressure on the posts for the pin to line up with the hole, then hammer it in. Minor quibbles because for the most part it'll stay up in the yard during the season. For the price I think it's a great deal and well worth it.